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        07-01-2010, 03:06 AM
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    Weanling
    Great Ride Today! (♪ Schooling Paige - 30.6.2010 ♫)

    I schooled one of my "regulars" today, Paige - or rather, Tank Girl, whom was surprizingly not tanky today! I love this mare, she's really turning into a great little horse. I thought I'd share with you guys! (The song has swears in it, if you're sensitive towards such.)


    The description explains my thoughts on the ride, if you're interested:
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    This is the first of my vlogs, which are basically just video documentations of my riding - nothing fancy, no effects, et cetera. If you have questions, pop over to my Formspring (the link is on my channel)!


    Today I rode Paige, a quarter horse mare primarily trained for amateur hunter/jumper. She's owned by a friend, and she's quite a talented little mare. I was riding her in a d-ring single-jointed snaffle this day.

    I'm still not entirely fit - far from it. It's been difficult to re-find my center of balance and feel on the horse, and I still haven't been cantering or sitting the trot. I find myself slipping to the side around turns and I find it difficult to slow my posting or sit deep. But I'm almost glad to start back at square one because my body isn't incorrectly muscled or tense from riding/exercising incorrectly. If I start in the right position, I'll develop the right muscles, avoid tension, and not have to fix so many things!
    Paige was been really great - not so tanky and on her front end like she is some days. Her conformation works against in that she is built slightly downhill and tends to drop her shoulder and run. But a lot of figures and turns got her bending, and exercises like rein-backs transitions got her to step more through and up. I've been encouraging her to seek and move into the contact, and she's figured out that it makes things a lot easier for her - she's starting to love the long-low-out frame! She also did really great with her leg stretches and in-hand flexions pre-ride.
    She was quite stiff on her right side, and I noticed that she wouldn't give up her ribcage and she'd tip her nose inward instead of bending through the poll. She got much better by the end of the ride, but I'll recommend Tammy to adjust her atlas or show me how to do it.


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        07-03-2010, 01:19 AM
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    Weanling
    I rode her again yesterday and today. Here's the video from today! ~
    I love this mare!
         
        07-08-2010, 12:00 AM
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    Trained
    I love how this horse moves. So nice to see someone riding with proper impulsion and letting the horse move into the bit instead of cranking the head in. What are your plans for him?
         
        07-08-2010, 12:14 AM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
    I love how this horse moves. So nice to see someone riding with proper impulsion and letting the horse move into the bit instead of cranking the head in. What are your plans for him?
    Yes, she's awonderful mare! We think she was started in western (she neck-reins and has the "buttons" of a western horse), but she's really started to come into herself, especially in the last few monthes.
    And thanks - I try! But I admit have the tendencies to get pully, I still need to learn how to let go.
    I don't own her, but we've discussed as a circle (between me and my sister, my trainer, and the owner) to get her out showing in the hunters, where my sister will school her some, and maybe get both me and the owner in the dressage ring on her. Mostly, she's helping me get fit and the owner wants her schooled when she can't make it to the barn.
         
        07-16-2010, 11:24 AM
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    Foal
    You guys are a beautiful pair :). You're a wonderfully quiet, effective rider which is so refreshing to see. Is she one of yours?

    The one thing I will say though, is check your diagonals, up until 1/2 way through the video you were on the wrong one in both directions ;). I have the same problem, and it's something I'm working so hard to overcome.

    ETA - oops, didn't read the post above this one - I see she's not yours, is she privately owned? I never would have guessed she was a QH!
         
        07-16-2010, 02:30 PM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by reachthestars    
    You guys are a beautiful pair :). You're a wonderfully quiet, effective rider which is so refreshing to see. Is she one of yours?

    The one thing I will say though, is check your diagonals, up until 1/2 way through the video you were on the wrong one in both directions ;). I have the same problem, and it's something I'm working so hard to overcome.

    ETA - oops, didn't read the post above this one - I see she's not yours, is she privately owned? I never would have guessed she was a QH!
    Thanks!

    I'm just getting back in shape after being off for three monthes. I used to sit almost all the time and I could feel my diagonals without looking. But not anymore, hahah. This horse's trot is so smooth, it's almost impossible to feel them! ~

    And yes, she's owned by a friend. She's quite a special little mare, and her owner's actually considering breeding her to a hunter/jumper stallion in a few years!
         

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